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Beers of the World

Not Rated.
Beers of the WorldBeers of the World
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

41 Ratings
Ratings: 41
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 16.1%
[ Store ]

2599 E Henrietta Rd
Rochester, New York, 14623-4525
United States
phone: (585) 334-0034

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @angottibevbotw

Notes:
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(Place added by: John on 09-13-2010)
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nyyfanatic213, Feb 20, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -9.3%

I used to live in the Rochester area and while the selection has gone down and the price up I still patronize (and highly rate) these guys every time I am back in Monroe County simply because there is nothing like this where I live now, Syracuse, NY.

spokes100, Jan 31, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%

Been going to BOTW for years now . I must say it has been awhile since I have been overwhelmed by something there.
Usually I hear from one of the sales people well we had such and such limited amount of the newest greatest thing.
Nothing is more disappointing than NOT getting that new killer beer you have been seeking than to hear well we HAD it yesterday. I live 45 mins away and cant just drop everything to haul ass there and spend my hard $$
I will say the growler line and most specifically the Capt. Lawrence offerings have been stellar as of the last 6 months.
All the other up and comers around I am sure are giving Beers a run for their money and I am happy to see it .

WassailWilly, Jan 26, 2014
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3.49/5  rDev -14.9%

Beers of the World. So much good mixed with so much bad.

The good:
The selection is one of the best you'll ever see for international and US. They have aisles dedicated to various countries, with all the typical good selections you'd expect. They have a decent growler station, about 10 lines, but nothing absolutely insane. There's a big cooler section to get cold 4/6 packs, and then 4-5 big aisles of US craft, with nearly an entire aisle of Sam Adams. Most beers can be bought in singles, bomber, 4/6 pks, or by the case. They have a couple of "vintage" areas, where you can usually find some pretty good stuff.

The bad:
The prices are pretty atrocious. I felt stupid paying $25 for FW 17 when I saw it the next day at Nathaniel's for $18. 4/6 pks are all $1-$3 more than anywhere else. The various special releases that people go gaga for are all marked wayyy up, because they know people will buy it anyway. $8.50 for a single 12oz of BCBS is just not OK. They do have a "clearance" section, but the prices aren't even that reduced, and most beers in the clearance section are garbage at the age they are. I can't really comment on the service- because there is none. I have never been acknowledged, or asked if I've needed help, or anything. The cashiers aren't particularly friendly. When I went to check out one day, and saw FW 17 tucked away behind the register, I asked the price and if I could buy it. The guy gave me a look like I had asked to buy his first-born son. Beer is meant to be sold, not hidden. They also don't rotate old stock very well. Be sure to check the dates for any IPAs you're buying, they are most likely old.

All in all, still recommended based on the selection alone. It's an institution in this area, even though newer smaller places (Nathaniel's and AJ's) are showing it up.

GreesyFizeek, Jan 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Cheld, Dec 21, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.2%

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, Nov 28, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev -8.8%

Pretty big store, warehouse-style. Beers are separated in two, International and American. Most of the beer is at room temp but there is a smattering of beers in the cooler near the growler station in the back. The aforementioned growler station has about 5 or 6 taps. Real good service from the knowledgeable staff. Selection was pretty good with lots of each kind. Worth a stop for sure.

papat444, Nov 01, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

Been to this place a few times. Located at the old Wegman's space on E. Henrietta Road

Atmosphere - looks like an old grocery store with aisles of beer instead of food. Aisles are delineated by geography, makes it fairly easy to navigate based on your tastes and preferences

Quality/selection - Selection here is vast, yet there is really nothing here out of the ordinary for the craft beer drinker. Good selection of domestics as well as British/German/Belgian imports. Seems like stock here is rotated very well, with a few exceptions, some out of date beer lingers on the shelves, so just beware of that. Another plus is that the shopper has the ability to buy singles out of 4/6 packs and the singles pricing is for the most part fair.

Service - when I'm at these places, I'm not in dire need of help and the guys who were working there were unobtrusive.

Value - there is a mix here, you can find some decent pricing on some beers and other beers are priced higher than the competition in the area. If you buy enough beer, it all averages out in the end, I guess.

Overall - worth stopping by if you happen to be in the area

keithmurray, Oct 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

russwilliam, Oct 22, 2013
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Beers of the World in Rochester, NY
91 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.